Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The last load......

Winter came a little too quickly this year and were we prepared? No, we're still "developing" on our "preparing for Fairbanks winters" standards. A few things still on the list are getting the wood stove installed, windows sealed...the list is lengthy), but there was one that cost us....we didn't get the snow tires(with studs) on our truck soon enough. What might you ask happened as a result? ....SMACK went the truck against a tree. Yes, I was going a little too fast down the driveway, didn't have it in low gear, there was newly fallen snow, and my brakes locked up and well you get the picture..... cause I was too shaken up to take any.
At least we got one last load in the truck before I totaled it. We miss it 'cause it's hauled many a things for us and others over the past few years.

Just a few weeks early this had been the conversation D & I had:

S: I don't want to drive that BIG 'OL ( LONG bed) truck all over town with a plow on it. It is hard enough to drive as it is and you can't park it anywhere.

D: Looking at me with no sympathy since his rig is older than mine and pretty beat up. Ok then we can switch cars.

S: Not the answer I wanted...give the look. What do you think about a KIA? It would get good gas mileage and we could just park the truck and use it for plowing and when we ALL need to fit to go in town.

D: Always the voice of reason. We can't buy a car right now, you'll just have to drive the truck or my car.

S: Pouts like the spoiled child she is and gives D that look that says, you should give me what I want because I am a princess Fine.

So when I got on the phone to called D after trekking up our LONG driveway....his response: of course first he asked if I was OK and I was, just extremely shaken and a lovely bruise appeared later across my chest and under my breast where my seat belt had been and Zoe, although her feet were cold from the walk, again not prepared for winter, she was unfazed and not a bruise on her, thank goodness! Then he said, I guess you really did want a new car.... and I am sure he wanted to say, but you didn't have to wreck my damn truck.

Well after all was said and done...I got my "new" car, it's an "03 Toyota Sequoia with an extra seat in the back and I just LOVE it, but I don't recommend having to wreak to get what you want!!!


Chum said...

Stacy Foshee that is scary..
That is a very dangerous hill. We too waited a bit long for snow tires and I know you had snow earlier than us. I have been driving the long way around our steep hill though, as I am scared to death the same thing will happen.
Thank God you and Zoe are o.k.
Who will be my role model if you crash anymore cars? DRIVE SLOWER please.

Eluciq said...

i am so glad you are okay...i hate car accidents...my heart always sinks...yikes.

i wanna ride in your new truck.

NOLAGringa said...

Oh no!

There are many things I love about living in Fairbanks, but what I DO NOT MISS is spinning out of control on the snow & ice. It's so scary! Glad you're ok!